Starting up a self- funding tertiary institution in Hong Kong’s crowded university marketplace would not be easy, if it weren’t for the uniqueness of the proposition.
Tung Wah College, which has just opened for its first academic year, has distinguished itself with a first-of-its-kind co-operative programme for Hong Kong. And to manage this scheme through the Co-operative Education Resource Centre (CERC), it is on the lookout for an administrator and a couple of coordinators.
During the programme, students undergo 12 months in the workforce, in a full-time paid position. In so doing, the programme – which college president Professor Thomas Wong introduced after studying its practice at some North American universities – benefits both students and the companies.
Students join the partnering commercial or non-governmental organisations in the second or third year’s second semester, working from January to December.